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Cognitive Deficits in Depression

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Overview / Abstract:

Depression is one of the biggest health challenges the world faces. More than 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Many patients with depression report cognitive difficulties and clinicians must be able to properly assess these difficulties when treating patients with MDD.

While cognitive dysfunction in MDD may improve with treatment and depressive symptoms may resolve, cognitive deficits can still be detected even in periods of symptom remission. The proportion of time with cognitive complaints was reported as 94% during acute depressive episodes; this remained at 44% despite full or partial symptom remission during treatment. Measurement-based assessment tools have helped to quantify the degree of depression; however, these tools continue to be underutilized in everyday practice.

This 25-minute activity from CME Outfitters, known as a "CMEO Snack", features expert faculty offering new perspectives on treating this pervasive disorder and highlighting cognitive deficits as a challenge to clinicians.


May 08, 2018


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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD
Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Director, Center on Aging
Chief of Psychiatry, Jackson Memorial Hospital
Chief of Psychiatry, University of Miami Hospital
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami
Miami, FL;

Alan F. Schatzberg, MD
Kenneth T. Norris, Jr. Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Lundbeck

Keywords / Search Terms

CME Outfitters, LLC depression, MDD, mood disorders, mental health, mental illness, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, BP, bipolar, psych, psychiatry, neuro, neuroscience, neurology, free CME, CME, CEU, CPE, CNE Free CE CME Live CE CME

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